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KOFY
Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >>> president obama just wrapped up a rally in denver even if he lost last night according to analysts. mitt romney riding new wave of momentum into the swing state of virginia brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake then turned into an aggressive assault by mitt romney as he went after the president's last four years in office. >> middle income americans have been buried, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector eated housg has begun to rise. >> repter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean w
KOFY
Oct 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
schwarzenegger himself say she has not read the book but wishes him well. >>> wow. well, president obama and mitt romney are cutting back on campaign speeches today in order to prepare for their first big debate wednesday night. the president is in henderson, nevada his aides say he will be working on his debating skittles with kerry playing the part of romney. romney is prepping in denver. analysts say this is his best chance to turn his campaign around which has been losing ground in recent weeks. see the first debate right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6:00 this wednesday night. >> i love how they lower expectations. your expectations for hot temperatures those are coming true. >>> they are here but kind of in a brief engagement, especially some areas, doesn't that look gorgeous. we'll talk about how hot it is going to be at the beaches. and how long this poor air quality is going to last. >> plus, kids exposed to too much tv without knowing it. damage it might be doing to the entire family. >>> why the congressional staffer accused of attacking lindsay lohan is no longer faci
KOFY
Oct 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
place between president obama and mitt romney starting at 6:00 right here. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney met face-to-face was during the 2008 campaign season many tonight, four years later, they meet again in their first presidential debate, it is a critical moment with the race still very close according to the latest poll. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and compassionate and connect with the audience. the president is about mannerisms and style. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call itacily disive. he contrastedhow families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina coaredto new yo city redents ater 91 >> wt isappening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that somehow the people in new orleans they don't care about as much. >>he obama cmpaig
KOFY
Oct 5, 2012 11:30am PDT
lowest since president obama took office. karen travers is in washington with the impact. >> reporter: could this be a game-changer in the presidential race? for the first time in nearly four years the unemployment rate fell below 8%. unlike previous months when the rate dropped because people gave up looking for work. this was due to substantial increase in employment. >> most folks are going to work, they believe enough in this economy to seek or get jobs that's really significant. >> reporter: the nation added 114,000 jobs in september, modest number about wt economists were expecting. the government reported upward revision for july and august. 86,000 jobs added over those two months. after president obama's weak debate performance wednesday, democrats are hoping this positive economic news can be a potential boost. >> the president: today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to sre a few political points. it is a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: mitt romney responded to the jobs report, this is no
KOFY
Oct 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's first presidential debate. crews were putting finishing touches on the stage today. analysts don't expect the debate to exchange many mind there are very few undecided voters and debates are rarely game-changers. the fact that the two are engaging each other directly for the first time should draw the attention of millions of americans. abc news will bring live coverage starting at 6:00 here on abc7. >>> some people for the hot weather, some against. meteorologist mike nicco nonpartin. >>> just bringing you the facts, ladies. let's look out and show what is going on if you don't like the heat you won't want to know that it is warmer now than this time yesterday. we'll talk about record heat today and the big cooling trend and when it comes to your neighborhood. >>> plus, the start of a busy week on the bay. the boats and planes arriving today. >>> would you pay $100 to check a bag? we'll te you now avoid that hefty fee on one airline. >>> there's going to be a lot of action on the bay this week between america's cup and f
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Oct 4, 2012 1:05am PDT
. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first of all,
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts. tahman bradley with more on how they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted romney could cl
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
vallejo. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> this morning, mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail wasting no time after their debate in denver. romney's campaign got a boost in momentum thanks to his aggressive critique of mr. obama's handling of the economy. but mr. obama fought back asking for specifics about how he would help the middle class. >> reporter: the first debate started with a shand shake -- which handshake and smile between president obama and mitt romney. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> the president: five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income fam
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
romney's campaign to unseat president obama. he goes as far as saying he was completely wrong, his quote, when he commented to wealthy donors about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he told fox news his life has shown that he cares about 100% of americans. more in about 15 minutes. >>> this morning the woman charged with ditching her daughter after a botched shoplifting attempt is sitting in santa clara jail this is marcy keelin's mugshot. cameras were rolling when she stepped out of a list car in san jose yesterday after being extradited from nevada where she had been hiding. investigators say she sped off leaving her 10-year-old behind after workers at a safeway store in morgan hill spotted them stealing. she faces burglary and child endangerment charges. >>> is if expected to be over -- san francisco has several major events taking place, police will be patrolling all over they. they say you can take precautions against becoming a victim. ama daetz has more. >> reporter: san francisco is teaming with sailors, military and otherwise. america's cup racing and flee
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
maintenance for president obama as mitt romney in one of the battlegrounds states. >>> at 11:30, the new technology that lets you print in 3-d. how you can >> ama: this probably isn't worth celebrate but it was an historic day at the gas pumps. prices in california hit an all-time high. the average is 4.61 a gallon. that beats the 2008 record by less than a tenth of a penny. in san francisco a gallon of regular is 4 .68. 4.63 in san jose and oak leafnlt prices are still affected by the chevron rye finery fire. the unanimous average is 3.81 a gal. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up two or three times a week, so in order to make it balance i go in less hours, cut out days and that cuts down on my gas. >> ama: and gas prices are likely to increase over the next few days. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniversary with the first lady, his republiccage challenger, mitt romney, courted voters in the sunshine state. >> mitt romney had the campaign trail all to h
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
denver, president obama and mitt rom fee will square off. this bill focus on domestic poll sismt it's a critical moment and there is romney looking to makeup ground lost in key swing states, you can consumer watch it here start agent 6:00 tonight and this is also going stream live for you. >> an information sharing program has grown into a boondoggel producing little information on terrorists that. is the charge contained in a panel report issued today. panel members charge homeland security with spending almost $1.5 billion on intelligence sharing senters row viding useless reports. and a new report reveals how president obama would have handled the september 11th mastermind had he survived the raid last year. the author said the president wanted to put bin laden on trial z says however that did he not expect him to go down without a fight. that book is due out in a couple weeks october 16th. >> still to come there is also, facebook rolls out a new way to give your posting better visibility. but this will cost you. >> the famous local aviateo who rode shotgun today, lucky guy. >
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
trail today. president obama spent the day in colorado and wisconsin and will be coming back next week for another fund-raiser. and tickets start at $100 going as high as $7500s. >> a national campaign passed through the bay area today this is is orered to inform voters and calls itself patriot majority usa, targeting billionaire contributors. they want to rally opposition to cal proposition 32. >> we like to advocate and support measures helping get funding back into education. but these people don't believe in us having a voice. >> it would ban corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates. >> there are gas prices never as high in this state. triple a says the price jumped 18 cents and there is $4:32 on average. one station has clesed temporarily. >> there is a peak dollars to have 10 cents on the gallon. >> officials blame the increase monday's fire and as well as two problems in chevron including fire at the richmond refinery. there is hope officials expect prices to drop in the next couple days now that it's coming back online. >> a new uc berkeley study of pregn
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
jobs be stolen unfairly. >> and in denver, president obama ridiculed romney for cutting public television. >> thank goodness, someone is getting tough on big bird. finally. it's about time. we didn't know big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> the president's campaign says mr. obama will take a different approach at the next debate following what most considered a disappointing performance. aides say the president will focus on romney's candor, calling him a liar but using softer terms. >> people seem to agree mitt romney scored a win in the debate. president obama told a denver awed -- audience romney misrepresented himself. >> there did the president tell the truth? truth is that that is not what is going to make the difference. >> there president accused mitt romney of proposing tax cuts to the rich that will hurt the middle class. >> average family will pay about $2,000 more. >> numbers are shaky. $5 trillion is the proposed tax cut and the president's number assumes that there will be no change from increased economic growth. and when it came to the health care debat
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >> welcome back, everyone. the first debate against president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. the exarch trail duties fell to their running mates. vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes, but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a different stage wi
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. >> president obama and arrived today in nevada for three bang days of what campaign -- three days of what campaign aides are calling debate camp. >> i believe in you. i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> the president and romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddled with senior advisers to prepare for the showdown in denver. in recent days, campaigns have been bending over backward to complement their opponents and downplay expectations. new jersey governor chris christie said a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people can see these two guys by side, letting out their visions unfiltered. i think that will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> obama senior advisers said they are preparing. >> they have been practicing for months. i am sure they will have a lot of clever lines, but that is not the american people are looking for. >> abc news political analyst matt dowd says advisors are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's lives have been about physical debates and -- physical characteristics a
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. michelle obama made a stop in cincinnati to kick off early voting. >> there is is a worker at the local board of election that's notice aid problem, signatures didn't match up and some had information simply made up. >> and last week, the election workers in florida noticing similar problem was voter registration forms, many submitted by a firm hired by republicans and the florida g.o.p. fire that had agency and now, north carolina g.o.p. is following suit. >> there is american airlines says it's found the cause of tests in major jets. >> retailers hoping for a green christmas. holiday shopping outlook, ahead. >> taking a look at traffic now in san francisco. this is really jammed up for drivers and for people heading out of san francisco south looking smooth now >>> taking a look outside right now there is a view of oakland atop mount sutro. highs soared to 93 degrees and spencer christian is coming up with the accu-weather forecast. >> american airlines says improperly installed clamps caused seats to come loose on planes and it's now expanding inspection of jets. there is conce
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
fell to 7.8%, where it stood when president obama took office. stay with the morning news, coming up, we'll go live to bloomberg's jane king at the new york stock exchange. >>>:30 good morning i'm is. >>> i'm eric thomas. a lot of events this weekend. let's check in with lisa argen in for mike. >>> good morning. we are starting out with not only low clouds and fog, airport delays stacking up an hour and 26 minutes at sfo. higher cirrus clouds as well, there's a weather system offshore that will be allowing for a sun-cloud knicks today at our coast starting out -- mix today, starting out in the upper -- sea breeze keeping temperatures on the cool side around the bay mid 50s with the cloudy skies by noontime trying to thin out that cloud deck by the afternoon, sun cloud mix with upper 60s to low 70s, inland valleys, couple degrees of cooler today as that cooler onshore flow makes its way inland, low 50s and by the midday hour partly cloudy in the upper 70s by the afternoon we're talking a weather system flirting with us all weekend, i'll explain, coming up. >>> good morning. back to
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
going to be set. plus bay area supporters get their checkbooks out as president obama returns for another round of fundraising. we will update bo [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderful ...but add some ham and cheese ...roll them up in some crescent dough and tada, thursday is now... a ham & cheese crescent roll-up wonder pillsbury crescents, let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> prices at the pumps have reached an all-time high in the bay area. the average in california is now $4.65 per gallon for regular unleaded, and that tops the 2008 record. in san francisco you are going to pay $4.65. higher than that in oakland. analysts are saying the august fire at the richmond refinery is still affecting prices. the national average $3.81 a gallon. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up at least two to three times a week, which is very costly. so in order to k
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
majority of registered voters think president obama will be re-elected. the poll found 63% expect obama to win. 56% of potential voters expect the president to win the debate. karen travers has a look at how both parties are preparing for the first debate on wednesday. >> president obama arrived in nevada for three days of what campaign aids are calling debate camp. he took a break to rally supporters in that critical battleground state. >> i believe in you, and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
or if there are suspects. >>> mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail already this morning after last night's debate. strong showing by romney who criticized the president on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
buckingham palace took part. president obama issued a proclamation to encourage all americans to join in activities to raise breast cancer awareness. 200,000 women are expected to be diagnosed this year with the disease. >>> 6:25. still ahead, the a's going to the playoffs. look at the champagne shower in the locker room after the team secured the wild card spot reaction from the players. >>> capping out late last night not for concert tickets or the new iphone. eager voters braving the cold in a key swing state. >> reporter: i'm terry mcsweeney live at albany middle school. grief counselors will be students to help them sort through the death of a a teacher. i'll have the story coming up. >>> good morning. going to be another scorcher, dress appropriately. 70s along the coast, a few 80s there 80s, 90s bay, 90s 100s dangerous inland. fall across most of the country, 60s and 70s rockies. flight departure delays out of baltimore, charlotte and atlanta wall of water heading towards the northeast going to be definite delays there. here at home everything is running well. flight tracker abc7n
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
since president obama took office. there you go. the geek squad going to a place no geek has gone before. talking about target and there is ebay added around the clock support for $30 for three months, $50 for six months. and we have seen them, there is black tied and white shirted geeks will descend on 28 targets at the test system. in san francisco, larry and carolyn have a great weekend, guys. >> you, too. thank you. >> in addition to gas there is another shortage that has consumers on edge. there is a shortage of pumpkin spice lattes at starbucks stores because of high demand. and there is they do admit supplies are low because of infrequent dhifrys. and there is a black market now for this stuff. >> there is it. >> call me if you want your pumpkin spice. >> let's spice up the weather. there are things looking good for the weekend. there is a lot going on with fleet week. there is america's cup and playoffs but the weekend weather is shaping up and there is where there are high clouds overhead. there is a lovely afternoon, take a look at live doppler 7 hd. there is a' few clouds over
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
president obama and mitt romney is 24 hours away. crews put the finishing touches on the stage. the candidates mostly he stayed out of the public eye today finishing their preparation that's left the campaigning up to their running mates. and there is paul ryan pushing the g.o.p. agenda in iowa. >> we can have a dynamic pro growth economy fostering independence and opportunity. this is a clear choice in this race. >> vice president biden sent a message about his claim that 40% of americans think of themselves as victims. >> never, never, never... been a good bet to bet against the american people. sheriff. >> michelle obama hit the road traveling to cincinnati to help kick off early voting which began today in ohio. and there are now 34 states plus district of columbia offer early voting and abc news will provide live coverage here on abc 7. >> there is back to the blue angels arriving. >> such a terrific site. there is working hard in preparation as part of fleet week celebrations. this is a treat here and there it is. there is an f 18 hornet coming in for a landing. >> and there i
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
today. and there is president obama spent the morning in denver before heading to wisconsin for an afternoon rally. >> mitt romney saying you're not entitled to makeup your own facts. we've checked on what both had to say and whether or not it was factual. biggest dispute was over tax autos governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a $5 trillion kachl tut can you tell. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 dwrinl tax cut. >> i'm in the looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> fact check? the president is wrong to say romney's plan will add $5 twrinl to the deficit. romney said as he did last night the plan to lower the rate will be offset by closing loopholes and limiting deductions. and romney won't identify which loopholes or deduction. and concluded it's not possible to find enough loopholes and deductions. romney criticized that study. >> he cite a study. there are six studies looking at that study you described and say it's wrong. >> studies romney are talking about are from his own backers and advisors and a former advisor to
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
they're going berserk. >> right. >> and in just two hours, president barack obama and mitt romney will square off face-to-face for the first time in this presidential campaign. >> you're looking at pictures in denver, let's check in now with mark matthews. >> there is a lot of anticipation tonight and interested in the debate. more people expected to tune in than for either of the national political conventions. the last time the president and mitt romney met was during 2008, tonight they meet again. it's a critical moment with this race still very close. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and connect with the audience. the president is all about his mannerisms and style at this point. >> the candidates go through their last minute debate prep, a speech he gave in 2007 has resurfaced. the daily caller web site posted the video last night and there is when the president addressed a crowd contrasting how families in new orleans were being treated by the government after hurricane katrina. compared to new york city residents after september 11th. >> what's happening down in ne
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
: romney said he would repeople obama care but not all the parts people like. >> number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> the president: what your plan does is duplicate what already law. >> reporter: the president's responses did not pin romney to what he said during the prime reese and he was able to reframe his positions. >> you have to have regulation there's some parts of dodd-frank that make sense. >> reporter: where romney was weakest was in specifics. the president aid that point many >> the president: at some point the american people have to ask is the reason governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret, because they are too good? >> reporter: tom time and again romney had last word. >> i have to -- >> i have to respond which is my experience as a governor, if i come in and lay down a piece of legislation and say it is my way or the highway, i don't get a lot done. >> that was political reporter mark matthews. if you missed the debate you can see it by going to abc7news.com.
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
remembering him >> terry: topping our news this half-hour, president obama is trying to encourage the recovery of housing market by making it subject of a weekly address. he wants republicans to support his plan for homeowners that were hurt in the housing market by refinancing at lower rates. >> back in february i sent congress a plan to give every responsible homeowner a chance to save $3,000 a year on their mortgages by refinancing at lower rates. its plan that has the support of independents, nonpartisan economists leaders in the industry. but republicans in congress want to keep it from getting to a vote. >> republican response blames the collapse on tax rates that pushed jobs overseas. vernon parker calls for a pro vote tax code to help. >> today is day you can return unwanted medical prescriptions. it's to help rid your home of dangerous expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs. bay area police agencies are opening their doors today from 10:00 this morning till 2:00 this afternoon. service is free and it is anonymous. it begin in 2010 and sings then, more than 700 tons of prescrip
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
working anniversary for president obama and the first lady. how the first couple plans on celebrating 20 years of marriage, since there's a presidential debate tonight. Ñ/&q >>> good morning. the embarcadero no more record heat for the bay area today still hot until the sea breezes kick in. meteorologist mike nicco has the timeline coming up. >>> new morning from the vatican, a man has scaled the dome of st. peters basilica. new video into the newsroom overnight. vatican police say the man scaled the 42 foot high dome to protest italian government and european union policies. he's holding a banner reading: help, enough monte. that refers to the premier. >>> for the fourth year in a row the number of babies born in the u.s. has fallen. new numbers show fewer than four million babies were born in again 11, lowest since 1998, and 1% decline from 2010. experts say it is proof of the weak economy forcing some couples to put off having children. >>> number of teens who drink and drive continues to go down. cdc says 9 out of 10 are not drinking and driving. teen dui's down 54% since 1991. t
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
presidential campaign. jobless rate is the lowest since president obama took office. karen travers is in washington with the impact. >> reporter: could this be a game-changer in the presidential race? for the first time in nearly four years the unemployment rate fell below 8%. unlike previous months when the rate dropped because people gave up looking for work. this was due to substantial increase in employment. >> most folks are going to work, they believe enough in this economy to seek or get jobs that's really significant. >> reporter: the nation added 114,000 jobs in september, modest number about what economists were expecting. the government reported upward revision for july and august. 86,000 jobs added over those two months. after president obama's weak debate performance wednesday, democrats are hoping this positive economic news can be a potential boost. >> the president: today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it is a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: mitt romney responded
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
off. >>> president obama just wrapped up a rally in denver even if he lost last night according to analysts. mitt romney riding new wave of momentum into the swing state of virginia brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake then turned into an aggressive assault by mitt romney as he went after the president's last four years in office. >> middle income americans have been buried, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector created housing has begun to rise. >> reporter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed unassertive and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
showdown. president obama is in nevada today and mitt romney in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win reelection. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters the race is closer, president obama leads mitt romney by two points, 49-47%. >> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> in guy killed osama bin laden i think he can stan up to mitt romney. >> mitt romney continues to hammer president obama's foreign policy in an editorial today romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, the u.s. supreme court convenes new session today. explosive issues like same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion likely coming up. the first thing 7:00 this morning, pacific time, will release a list of appeals it will not consider. california's ban on same-sex marriage is not likely to be on that list f
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
obama and his challenger mitt romney are gearing up for their first face-to-face the presidential debate preparations underway. >>> we brought it to you live earlier this morning. hot pursuit through the streets of southern california the getaway the driver tried to make. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. i moved to new york to work in fashion. i came here with just a suitcase, maybe two. and luckily i found an apartment just three blocks away from t.j.maxx, which was perfect because i needed everything and i still needed to make rent. t.j.maxx is such a great place cause i know when i go in there i'm gonna score. they've g
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
, this is abc7 news. >> the first debate against president obama and his challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for that you are first debate this wednesday. with the campaign duties. and vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to bach and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a stink stage with the high stacks showdown 2003 pre
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
democrat barack obama in polls first debate in two days and there is a report could change for better or worse. >> this campaign going on nearly two years and it's debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to start paying attention. president obama reversing with senator john carey. and both have challenges and check lists. there is president obama working on shorter answers. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful not appearing irritated or -- impatient. >> they're trying to get him into the mode of being able to answer questions so it's more of his mannerisms and style z way it comes across. >> and mitt romney has to seem relatable after his comments and how can you do that? and connect with voters? >> there are all three of the things he suffered so on those three c's he's got do well. >> there is romney heading to colorado to continue prep. last night he tried to lower expectations a bit. >> there governor romney is a good debateor, i'm just okay. >> americans found 56% expect the president to win the debate. >> and lowered expectations could be good for
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
. he is not a president obama but he does see what is happening on the street. >> the worst is over. >> for the president the new numbers shifted attention from the lackluster debate performance and on to a bit of positive news. >> more americans entered the work force. more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: outside dan, jobs may be low wage and part time, but at least they are there. >> it slowly is coming back. it will take a couple more years. >> in palo alto elections it's the direction of the economy that moves voters. there is one more reporting period before election day, the october numbers will be out november 2nd, four days before the election. >>> we're talking about jobs here. more than 500 jobs will be available at the next jobs hire event. at the hilton garden inn in emeryville noon on wednesday. for more information go to abc7news.com. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary. he put side he talked during the debate. he will be in san francisco on monday night for a fund-raising c
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >>> wow. well, president obama and mitt romney are cutting back on campaign speeches today in order to prepare for their first big debate wednesday night. the president is in henderson, nevada his aides say he will be working on his debating skittles with kerry playing the part of romney. romney is prepping in denver. analysts say this is his best chance to turn his campaign around which has been losing ground in recent weeks. see the first debate right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6:00 this wednesday night. >> i love how they lower expectations. your expectations for hot temperatures those are coming true. >>> they are here but kind of in a brief engagement, especially some areas, doesn't that look gorgeous. we'll talk about how hot it is going to be at the beaches. and how long this poor air quality is going to last. >> plus, kids exposed to too much tv without knowing it. damage it might be doing to the entire family. >>> why the congressional staffer accused of attacking lindsay lohan is no longer facing charges. >>> take a look at the gun sitting near rodeo beach i
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
president obama. next, the lines both candidates will be using. >>> penalty you will be paying when flying one airline. you won't believe how much money your carry-ons could cost you. >>> holiday hiring already in full swing at within majo you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. um, hello. these ugly stains are ruining my good looks and style. and good luck using that cleaner. excuse me, miss ? he's right. those are tough hard water stains, and that cleaner's not gonna cut it. truth is, 85% of us have hard water and many don't even know it. you need lime-a-way. lime-a-way is specially formulated to conquer hard water stains. it's 4 times more effective at removing lime scale than the leading bathroom cleaner. see the lime-a-way difference or your money back. >>> welcome to tuesday morning. tuesday afternoon mid to upper 70s coast a few 80s, 80s and 90s bay, 90s to 100 inland. let's see what is going to happen across the country milder to the east 60s and 70s there, 80s denver, dallas, new orleans,
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
and which could have problems. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's first presidential debate. crews were putting finishing touches on the stage today. analysts don't expect the debate to exchange many mind there are very few undecided voters and debates are rarely game-changers. the fact that the two are engaging each other directly for the first time should draw the attention of millions of americans. abc news will bring live coverage starting at 6:00 here on abc7. >>> some people for the hot weather, some against. meteorologist mike nicco, nonpartisan. >>> just bringing you the facts, ladies. let's look out and show what is going on if you don't like the heat you won't want to know that it is warmer now than this time yesterday. we'll talk about record heat today and the big cooling trend and when it comes to your neighborhood. >>> plus, the start of a busy week on the bay. the boats and planes arriving today. >>> would you pay $100 to check a bag? we'll tell you now avoid that hefty fee on one airline. >>> there's goin
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Sep 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is set for wednesday. while they prepare for the show down in denver, their running mates for campaigning in battleground states. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye today as they get ready for the first debate on wednesday. vice president in spoke in florida up for the second consecutive day. he blamed republicans and the bush should ministration for the deficit. >> by the times be rains were turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> today, paul ryan campaigned in new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes. but that could make a difference in the race that could come down to a handful of states. >> thank you for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign is shifting to a different stage this week with wednesday night's showdown between president obama ann romney. >> if you have taken a look at the history of debates, it is not about policies. is not about facts. it has changed because someone did badl
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
explain, just >>> tonight the first of three debates takes place between president obama and mitt romney starting at 6:00 right here. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney met face-to-face was during the 2008 campaign season many tonight, four years later, they meet again in their first presidential debate, it is a critical moment with the race still very close according to the latest poll. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and compassionate and connect with the audience. the president is about mannerisms and style. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call it racially divisive. he contrasted how families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina compared to new york city residents after 911. >> what is happening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that some
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
square. he is not a supporter of president obamas. >> worst is over. >> for the president new numbers shift away away from the lackluster debate and on to pus pos tiff news on what is the biggel biggest issue in this election. >> more people are getting jobs. >> there is a carpenter that says at least they're there. >> it's slowly going to come back. >> and there is the direction of the economy that drives voters. there will be one more report before election day. there are october numbers due out four days before the election. >> and there is more than 550 jobs will be available at the next job journal hire event in emeryville from noon until 4:00 wednesday. there is a after reaching a high, dow finished with a modest gain of 34 points. there is apple down $14 because of a supply problem. and joe lockheart stepped down as head of global communications at facebook. the latest executive to leave since facebook went public. >> opponents of prop 37 have been forced to reshoot one of their television ads. he's a researcher at hoover institute in sanford there. is a policy prohibiting usin
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
bunch of victims. >> during a break in prep romney went out to eat in denver, president obama visited the hoover dam for the first time. catch special coverage starting at 6:00 tonight on abc7, after the debate catch the middle at 8:00, neighbors 8:30, jeopardy 9:00. 9:30 we'll of fortune. katie at 10. breaking news as it happens on abc7 news at 11. >>> 5:38. several hot days in a row will this be the day that breaks the trend? >> i know we were expecting it. [ unintelligible ] >>> once the sea breeze comes back so does the cooling trend. record swings usually come in three-day increments today is day four that's why i think we are out of the record realm. not because it always happens that way because the forecast is playing out that way. right now everybody is clear, unlimited visibility wind out of the west at sfo, barely north wind at napa everybody else calm west wind key to the sea breeze starting to develop this morning, especially into the afternoon and evening. 50s and 60s by 7:00, sunny sky, warm quickly, 70s at the coast lunch, 80s bay, 90s inland clouds and cooling
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
your voice, your vote. president obama and mitt romney took time off the campaign trail today as they propose for their first debate. the president gradually pulling ahead in the polls, most analysts believe it will be a crucial night for president obama. chris christie says he expects romney to deliver. >> i think what we need is a big and bold performance on wednesday night and that's what he's going to give us. >> this is the ballgame for mitt romney right any because if he doesn't do well at the debate it will be very hard for him to get back in it. >> meanwhile president obama is reportedly hold up in this nevada resort preparing to confront romney. >> what the president will have to do early on is to jump start this the way you would do a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states wh
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
: president obama and mitt romney will face off in their first presidential debate tonight. >> governor romney and president obama will meet behind me. >> reporter: what happens on this stage could be pivotal with only five weeks until election day. the first debate will focus on the economy and domestic policy. both took a break tuesday, with mitt romney grabbing a bite to eat in denver, president obama visited the hoover dam for the first time. >> the president: it is spectacular. >> reporter: both relied heavily on their running mates to lead their campaign. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for republican vice presidential hopeful ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been "buried." we agree. >> reporter: the latest poll shows the race for president is still close. which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. after a couple of coin tosses last night we learned president obama w
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Oct 7, 2012 2:00am PDT
higher. >> a night off for row maintenance for president obama as mitt romney in one of the battlegrounds states. >>> at 11:30, the new technology that lets you print in 3-d. how you canÑ/&Ñfñ!ñx1q1qúl >> ama: this probably isn't worth celebrate but it was an historic day at the gas pumps. prices in california hit an all-time high. the average is 4.61 a gallon. that beats the 2008 record by less than a tenth of a penny. in san francisco a gallon of regular is 4 .68. 4.63 in san jose and oak leafnlt prices are still affected by the chevron rye finery fire. the unanimous average is 3.81 a gal. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up two or three times a week, so in order to make it balance i go in less hours, cut out days and that cuts down on my gas. >> ama: and gas prices are likely to increase over the next few days. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniversary with the first lady, his republiccage challenger, mitt romney, courted voters in the su
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
took an innovative class and >>. >> carolyn: welcome back. both president barack obama and mid rom have stopped campaigning this weekend because they are preparing for wednesday's first presidential debate. abc news reporter david curly shows how they are studying for the face-off in colorado. >> reporter: president obama is in nevada this morning, where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp, reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. he heads into the debate with the latest tracking poll showing mr. obama holding a lead at six points. >> this ballgame for mitt romney right now. if he didn't do well it will be hard for him to get back. >> reporter: both candidates have check lists. romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list. show compassion, that he is confident and he can, indeed, connect to voters. >> all three of those things, he suffered over the last couple of months, especially the last couple of weeks. so in those three "c"'s that is where he has to do well. >> and team obama knows it can be a game changer. president has to look strong and not passive
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
research. another landmark, the white house. president obama marked the start of october national breast cancer awareness month by encouraging americans to join in activities dedicated to raising awareness of the disease. a quarter of a million women were diagnosed last year. >>> in san diego a crime-fighting group going door-to-door warning people about a new threat and doing it in costume. this man calls himself mr. extreme of the extreme justice league. he knocks on doors in the city heights neighborhood handing out flyers and telling people police are looking for a double murder suspect. >> i think that is great they are trying to help out the community nobody else cares. nobody else walking around with costumes on trying to fight crime. like superman, spider-man. >> city officials don't mind the extra help they say the state has burdened them by releasing parolees from prison and sending them to live in their city. >> researchers at university of pennsylvania have done a study on bald men and they found there is an upside to hair loss. bald men appear and more powerful than others.
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
campaign ton unseat president obama. the republican challenger -- -- says he was wrong when he commented to wealthy donors about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. romney told fox news his life has shown that he cares about 100% of americans. >>> san francisco is expected to be overrun with visitors this weekend with several major events taking police and police will be patrolling all over the city trying to keep trouble to a minimum. crowds coming to watch are two of several major events going on. police say people should be alert in crowded situations and protect their purses and pockets. your phone may be the most attractive item nor thieves. >> if you are going to -- use your cell phone put it in your pocket like you would your wallet you wouldn't walk around with wallet and cash out don't do it with a three to five hunt dollar piece of electronic equipment. >> police say take steps to prevent yourself from becoming a victim. >>> giants holding rally outside at&t park today to get ready for post-season play this weekend. fans are encouraged to wear orange and pi
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